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Turning Points in Twentieth Century Irish History

Turning Points in Twentieth Century Irish History

by Thomas E. Hachey (Editor)

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Irish history has always turned on a variety of axes or 'turning points,' beyond the accounts of high politics. In acknowledging the profound changes that have shaped new approaches to research and writing within the historical discipline, Irish historiography now embraces not only the re-examination of pivotal events, but also eclectic dimensions that further enrich our understanding of the broader narrative. This collection explores themes such as: political murders during Ireland's Revolutionary period, the nature of women's employment and political activity, Easter Rising, Irish neutrality, and the Northern peace process. The contributions by leading scholars make this work a remarkable new assessment of modern Irish history. Chosen by the academic library journal, Choice, as an Outstanding Academic Title 2011.

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ISBN-13: 9780716531227
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors v

Acknowlegements viii

Introduction 1

1 What Did the Easter Rising Really Change? Peter Hart 7

2 Ending War in a 'Sportsmanlike Manner': The Milestone of Revolution, 1919-23 Anne Dolan 21

3 Women's Political Rhetoric and the Irish Revolution Jason Knirck 39

4 The Problem of Equality: Women's Activist Campaigns in Ireland, 1920-40 Maria Luddy 57

5 Nuanced Neutrality and Irish Identity: An Idiosyncratic Legacy Thomas E. Hachey 77

6 Modernity, the Past and Politics in Post-War Ireland Enda Delaney 103

7 'Ireland is an Unusual Place': President Kennedy's 1963 Visit and the Complexity of Recognition Mike Cronin 119

8 Sex and the Archbishop: John Charles McQuaid and Social Change in 1960s Ireland Diarmaid Ferriter 137

9 Turmoil in the Sea of Faith: The Secularization of Irish Social Culture, 1960-2007 Tom Garvin 155

10 The Irish Catholic Narrative: Reflections on Milestones Louise Fuller 167

11 Some Fitting and Adequate Recognition: A New Direction for Civic Portraiture in Nineteenth-Century Ireland's Industrial Capital Gillian McIntosh 187

12 The Origins of the Peace Process Thomas Hennessey 201

Notes 215

Index 242

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